Galaxy Note 3 might still sport unbreakable YOUM display, Samsung management with a month to decide

Galaxy Note 3 might still sport unbreakable YOUM display, Samsung management with a month to decide
It seems that the heavy word hasn't been spoken by the management regarding the eventual flexible AMOLED display in the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 phablet.

We heard that there are at least three versions in testing before, and one is outfitted with the plastic substrate OLED display of Samsung's YOUM brand, that should make the device more durable should you drop it, thanks to the bendable nature of the screen.

Now producing those flexible panels for the giant Note 3 in the quantities that the phone is likely to sell, has proven to be a challenge for Samsung, yet a batch is still likely to be greenlit, depending on the production advancements, says a Korean publication, and the management has until the end of August to mull exactly how things will proceed. 

Apparently by then it will be clear if Samsung Display will be able to churn out enough Full HD screens with plastic substrates, so we can see the first such phone from Samsung materialize in the Note 3, or perhaps a separate version of it with more limited availability, marketed with "unbreakable" display. We cross fingers for at least the latter, as there's still a month to go.

source: Asiae.co.kr via G4Games

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24 Comments

1. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

samsung bring it on

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Wow...

3. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

i can only get a note 3 by year end if at all. Really hope that they will have a nice version of it available then. An important lesson in buying gadgets is to hold out until the better versions come along

7. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

''...hold out until the better versions come along.'' infinite wait! New things keep on coming, you buy what's best then!

8. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Not if you buy the very last one that's released before your death / the end of the world. Who wouldn't die happy knowing they have the latest and greatest in mobile technology?

20. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Normal people? If I'm on my deathbed, one of the very last things I'm going to think is "Thankfully I have the latest and greatest in mobile technology!"

4. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

please wow us Samsung, I for one is anxiously waiting, proper Octa/Mali plus YOUM display will blast everything out of the water

5. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Im completely ignoring any more rumors with device. First you said it would have a screen like this, then you said it wouldnt and now your saying it might. Make your mind up!!

6. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Flexible display is a great innovation but imagine if you're gonna use this a phone? Its so wierd and uncomfortable MAYBE.

10. yudi.nemesis unregistered

There is nothing wierd about flexible display, it will feel and look the same like other phone, the only different is the screen will be more durable (not unbreakable) than normal display

9. Topcat488

Posts: 1412; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Samsung Alway waits for LG to come out first... If it was announced that LG will definitely bring out their unbreakable screen "yesterday" for example, then Samsung would announce that theirs will be coming out "today". Samsung only pushes innovation when they're under pressure.

14. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

its other way around.. if samsung announced something lg comes in between and makes some half baked stuff...

21. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

remember, screen quality is better than any thing more durable , just put a dragontail glass was very durable

11. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Flexible displays will not be much success with phones but it will be hugely popular with wearable devices.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Like other models they make, it'll come in a few variants, which leaves a bitter taste for some. Its beginning to look like KD section at market, which version do you want while only giving spirals or white chess variants to certain markets an not others that want them.

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

That's why Sammy is a leader, it's aggressive, fast and customer friendly with leading technology.

15. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Won't they also need to develop flexible glass coverings for these displays? It would seem to me (anecdotally) that the biggest point of failure on a modern smartphone is the glass display covering. So surely a flexible display is rather meaningless when the glass covering it is still just as easy to scratch and break as before?

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's what I've been waiting fir! YOUM.

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

My fault I mean for.

18. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

So the screen doesnt break, then the others parts break, so whats the point!!!

19. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Flexible display will help Samsung fragile design construction a lot in terms of durability, it will be better than Gorila Glass 3 on S4. But i’m 100% sure it’s not unbreakable.

22. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Will it still have fragile gorilla glass 3 for a front panel though?

23. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

please please please! before apple comes up with a way to use it, and sue you for it.

24. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

neither gorilla nor dragontrail won´t cut. Glass is easy to shatter no matter what. Look at saphire glass used in watches. Hard to scratch, easy to break (although I wratched mine). Plastic? Just the opposite. Maybe they should develop sratch resistant plastic one. .

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